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B. People, Places, and Environments [Geography]: 2. The student understands the interactions of people and the physical environment.: PreK-2: The student...

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identifies some physical and human characteristics of places.

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knows how different communities have changed physically and demographically.


Map Adventures
http://interactive2.usgs.gov/learningweb/teachers/mapadv.htm

This K-3 site enables students to acquire basic concepts for visualizing objects from different perspectives through interactions with Nikki. Activities become increasing more complex. Teacher materials, activity skills, suggested lessons are included


National Geographic
http://nationalgeographic.com

This site connects you to National Geographic. Students can create their own maps, learn how to design a map and travel throughout the country.


Make a Map
http://www.eduplace.com/ss/act/makemap.html

This activity helps students become familiar with maps as representations of real scenes with map keys. Students will create a map and a map key.You can use an assessment rubric to assess students' mastery of objectives. Students will be drawing things they want in a playground.


MapBlast
http://www.mapquest.com/

Using Street Address or Intersection or City, State students can locate and review where they live in relation to the area around their homes (and other places.) The site allows one to locate, zoom in and out, and go east-west-north-south to explore simple maps.


Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
http://www.carolhurst.com/subjects/uslit.html

This site provides links to activities, articles, and other related links that correlate geography with children's books.


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knows basic needs and how families in the U.S. and other countries meet them.

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knows the role that resources play in our daily lives.

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knows the modes of transportation used to move people, products, and ideas from place to place, their importance, and their advantages and disadvantages.


Activity: Family Travel and Transportation Systems


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